Monday, November 30, 2020
Monday, November 23, 2020
.22 LR Rifle Art
80 YARD ZERO
WHEN THERE ARE NO TARGETS TO SHOOT AT
I try to avoid the political arena here. God knows it is the blanket covering this country. Impossible to pull the blanket aside to get a breath of clean fresh air. That the smothering of living a free life may only directly affect a neighboring state, county or city is no consolation for folks living in relaxed restrictions. The spirit of a Live Free or Die country is being strangled by folks the people elected. Not to see that freedom for all is slowly being pushed to take a knee to a new world order is the onset of terminal blindness.
This second lockdown across the nation was on the table for everyone to see weeks ago. The left has told us what they plan for us. Second lockdown is again programed for a couple weeks, but then expect extensions through Christmas, then New Years, then Inauguration day and then into Spring. All of this is not by coincidence, but by design.
Doing a little homework reviewing states and cities under draconian rule show the results of political power grabs at any cost. To kill a city/state economically in the name of C19 renders people helpless. More and more major cities and streets, once bustling with a growing healthy economy, are now boarded up, businesses forever destroyed and the rats grow larger and many. Small towns too being strangled and left to dangle in the wind on politically infamous nooses.
Some folk are longing for a little freedom at damn near any cost. Once it becomes dead serious evident, to all the people, that a nation held on its knees at gun point is nearing the end of a permanent death spiral. The good old days will be but stories and those too will be gone when the remaining elders depart.
In the original movie, Red Dawn, there was a scene where the youth were armed and leaving the city in their pickup trucks. They stop at a mom and pop home/store front for supplies. Anything they want or need is given to them and off they go to the hills for survival and organizing a resistance. The older couple are left behind. The older couples age and abilities were a liability to the demands of fleeing to the hills to live, survive and organize fighting back. I get that. It is the way it has to be. I get that too.
But now we are the older couple who will be filling the kids pick up trucks with anything we have that they want/need. Our hearts will go with them, with every ounce of hope and love a human can muster for another. But staying behind now too, soon be swept away from patrols working off of lists provided by government officials, does not set well. Yes, they are making lists and boasting of consequences. Not a slap on the hand or even to the face. Permanent consequences for having conservative values and having a voice.
We are being told over and over what will happen to half the nation in the months ahead if this election is successfully stolen. We might even witness our current President of The United States being prosecuted for crimes he has not committed.
That being said, we will go out with our boots on and never bend a knee. I hope to God that day never comes. But a gnawing inside of me is worrisome. I am convinced that many a nook and cranny, in this great land, will plan to go out the same way when push comes to shove. God, Country, Family and mom's apple pie.
There has been early evening and day shooting in the surrounding area since we moved here. Comforting, yes. Some plinking. Rifles being zeroing for hunting season. A 30-round magazine ripped off because it can be. My guess is it has been the norm in East Texas lands for many many years.
These are familiar and healthy sounds of a free society.
There will be family. Early afternoon gathering. The table will be like it always has been for the past 75 years. A turkey carved to the bone. Homemade buns, salads, stuffing and enough gravy to choke a horse. Pot of turkey soup and cold turkey sandwiches, on fresh bread, the next day.
All of these traditions will be up to the youngsters soon. It was handed down to us and we continued in same. Will the youngsters pick up the traditions and continue or will this day and history become dust in the wind?
Making the big turkey dinner starts weeks earlier and becomes a 24-hour adventure on Thanksgiving day. There are worse ways to spend one's time.
Do whatever it takes to keep this alive in your family and circle of friends.
Thanks for the visit this week.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
53 YEARS AGO
Veteran's Day came and went again. Seems like a million years ago. My wife and I joined a veterans' driving parade put on by the local schools in town. All of students were saying thank you for your service and waving individually made signs in support of veterans and veterans day. Quite moving.
My wife teared up several times, quietly saying; "Only in Texas, only in Texas." I am sure there are many other communities supporting veterans that day, but we were fortunate enough to personally be a small part of this day's community mission.
I had to laugh as a few grade school boys were say "Merry Christmas" as we drove by. They were giggling and pushing a different narrative. Respectful for sure, but kids being kids to the full extent. I wanted to reach out to just one of them and tell them that to keep it up and they were going to be just fine. Just fine! Yea, it was good; very good for this old Vet.
Other news sources and blogs that may interest you.
PLUTO TV it is free with One America New Network and NewsMax available (free)
TUBI TV also free
THE ORGANIC PREPPER current daily prepping advice and truthful information based articles.
DAILY -TIMEWASTER just fun stuff mostly in photos - fun daily escape from crazy.
EAST TEXAS PINEY WOODS
Will end this blog with morning homemade biscuits for two and home canned Fig/Strawberry jam from a wonderful lady down the road. Never had this jam mixture before. The half-full jam jar speaks for itself.
Fig trees close by and next season some home made bread traded for figs and this jam recipe will be in order.
Texas Governor just announced "no more lock downs."
Appreciate the visit.
Monday, November 9, 2020
Sunday, November 1, 2020
SERIOUS TRUMP COUUTRY
On the day we voted one of the gals at the voting station welcomed us by saying, "Welcome to the Country of Texas." Deep roots!
We have been on the road this last week plugging holes and shopping for last minute items. The stores we have visited were fully stocked. All of them were working at getting products on the shelves. From fresh veggies and meats to every day items folks have been buying for years. The stores were all busy. Baskets filled to the brim. Half of the folks shopping wore no masks.
Maybe all is normal. But everyone we have visited with has been in a high state of concern and preparation this past week.
Two hundred and twenty seven posts have past in youmeandtheafter blog. All have been fun to share, from prepping, family history, cooking/baking and hinting in most every post to be ready for the possibility of difficult times. All of this is yesterday now. We all go into tomorrow with what we have.
Visitors here have been and still come from every corner of the world. Technology is amazing as it is scary. My take on what is coming will affect all of us to some degree. Just a few days ago Paris was going into lock down and other countries and the 50 states of the USA are various degrees of Covid19 restrictions and worry of pending violence due to elections. From all outward signs, this is going to continue and in some locations become extreme violence against everyday people. Absolute unrestricted power grabs from some governors in some states.
I believe media will hype the upheaval, continue to lie about what are the truths, feed the violence and you and I will have to find our own avenues of understanding. Actions that we may be called upon to do, help, protect and keep living / moving forward will challenge the long days ahead.
Also, we might want to consider not quickly jumping on current bandwagons but rather seek other avenues for information gathering. Seeking truth and reality. Keeping close to family ties and like minded neighbors. Day after day. Trust in ourselves, our gut feelings and God.
I want to find an all inclusive summation of yesterday, today and tomorrow but we are entering a new era of world history this coming week. My wife and I have had our difficult conversations, cemented the fact we love and trust each other and that all that we can ever do is our best. Life has proven that giving our best everyday proves long-term consistent outcomes within our chosen course of life and living. We plan to stick with that.
We are not prepared for everything. We know that.
Some advice we were given this past week regarding C19.
Over 200 people treated with hydroxychloroquine with 100% success rate.
Symptoms of C19 Severe headaches, cough, noticeable body ache, noticeable fatigue, temperature yes maybe no.
Conventional health care not prescribing or dispensing hydroxychloroquine.
Under no circumstances take the coming Vaccine. The Swine Flu rush to vaccine had serious long term neurological effects that followed because the vaccine was not fully developed/tested.
C-19 Preventatives : Vitamin D 5000 unit 1x2 daily, Zinc 100 mg 1x daily and Vitamin C 1x daily. People using these vitamins, who have come down with C19, have the highest success rates of recovery. These vitamins have proven to be effective against C19.
God Watch Over You.
See you next Sunday.